YMCA of Youngstown




Speak Your Peace Teen Art Show

Speak Your Peace invites students of any skill level to express themselves regarding teen issues and angst. Art allows the conveyance of feelings be they happy, sad, depressed, lonely, hopeful, or anything in between. Open to anyone ages 14-18 anyone who is currently in 9th-12th grade or equivalent is eligible to participate in the Speak Your Peace art show. Members and Non-Members welcome to enter. Pieces must be frames, wired, and ready to hang. Cash prize awarded at opening.  We accept any skill level. This art show takes place at the Davis Family YMCA in the Lobby. To download the PROSPECTUS, click HERE.

Opening: Sunday, May 1st 1:30pm – 3:00 pm

Entries Due: Friday, April 15th 10am to 2pm or Saturday, April 16th 12:30pm-3pm.


  • All two-dimensional pieces and small ceramics and sculptures will be accepted provided they are family-friendly.
  • 2-D pieces must be framed, wired, and ready to hang
  • Maximum size 36” x 24” not to exceed 25 lbs.
  • All pieces labeled on the back top left-hand corner

 YMCA Student Art Show

Have you taken an art class at the Davis Family Y this year? If so, you are invited to be part of our Student Art Show featuring paintings, drawings and pottery created in adult classes.

Students may enter up to three pieces (preferably not ones shown in the BIKWIL Art Show). The Show is non-juried so there are no awards. We want to recognize those who are developing their talent at the Y and to encourage others to take part in the Arts & Humanities programs.

Art work submitted must be framed or have finished edges and be wired for hanging. Drop off will be in the Art Studio in the designated area. Please label the back of your work with name, title of the piece and contact info (plus an email address). Mark your work with a dollar amount or NFS (not for sale). 25% of any art that sells will go to the YMCA Annual Campaign.


At the Davis Family YMCA, one can explore a variety of arts and humanities classes, all of which are taught by professionals in their fields. A diverse line up of visual and performance art classes are available, rounded out by several workshops and informal clubs.

For the full list of our Arts & Humanities Programs & Event please click on the schedule below. 

Program Schedule

Art Shows

Each year, four art shows are held at the GATY (Gallery at the Y), featuring invitational, benefit, and juried exhibits. When no shows are in progress, the GATY is used to display myriad other art, including instructor art.

Every other year, the Y participates in the Global Art Project for Peace, a UNESCO nominated international peace exchange. In the past, we have partnered with organizations from Australia, British Columbia, Canada, Cyprus, England, Iraq, Iran, Mexico, Morocco, and Senegal as well as several US states.


Suzanne Gray
Arts & Humanities Coordinator
330-480-5656 x 247

Class Schedule

Program Schedule.


Arts & Humanities Brochure



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